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Usage of Embedded SIM for Machine-to-Machine Communications

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Source: PIB

 Context: The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has released recommendations on the ‘Usage of Embedded SIM for Machine-to-Machine (M2M) Communications’ following a request from the Department of Telecommunications (DoT).

  • The recommendations aim to streamline the regulatory framework for M2M embedded SIM (eSIM) in India, especially for applications in various sectors like agriculture, transportation, healthcare, and industrial automation.

 The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) is a government agency that regulates the telecommunications sector in India.

TRAI was established by an Act of Parliament on February 20, 1997, and its headquarters are in New Delhi.

TRAI’s mission is to create conditions for the growth of telecommunications in India, and its objectives include: Providing a fair and transparent environment, facilitating fair competition in the market, and increasing broadband penetration in India.